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Proactis Buys Perfect Commerce – Further Thoughts

On Friday, Wetherby-based* procurement software firm Proactis announced the transformational acquisition of US / France firm Perfect Commerce. Proactis has made 5 acquisitions in the […]

Science Warehouse Customer Event – Focus On Product Enhancement

Science Warehouse (SWL), the Leeds-based eProcurement business, was initially a spin-out from Leeds University, created by Dr David Hames to meet the needs of scientists […]

New Sponsor Bloom – Bringing Expertise to Consultancy Procurement

We’re pleased to welcome Bloom as a new sponsor for Spend Matters UK. We wrote about the firm here and we will be featuring regular […]

Virtualstock Bring Dropshipping Tech To The NHS (Part 2) – The Edge

Yesterday, we described the early days of supply chain technology provider Virtualstock (VS), and explained how their product started to get traction as the concept […]

Virtualstock Bringing Dropshipping Tech to The NHS (Part 1) – Christmas Trees & Bear Grylls …

You don’t come across many successful software firms who funded a key early stage of their development through selling Christmas trees from the car park […]

Jaggaer and Pool4Tool Get Together – Another Powerful Player in the Procurement Tech Market

Last Friday, Jaggaer and Pool4Tool announced that the two firms are merging. Jaggaer as you may remember is the new-ish name for what used to […]

50 Providers to Know and 50 Providers to Watch for 2017

We are excited to announce that, after months of debate, our Spend Matters industry analysts can reveal our 50 Providers to Know and 50 Providers to […]

Emptoris: A Eulogy from Jason Busch for a Great Company

We featured here the news that the Emptoris product line is to be gradually phased out by IBM over coming years and IBM / SAP […]

Simfoni – Smart Technology Combined with Advisory Service

We caught up with Chirag Shah last week. He is one of the most interesting people in our industry; a Cambridge Engineering degree, a conventional […]

Spend Matters SolutionMap℠ – Determine Reveals What’s Behind Its Leader Ranking

You've probably been hearing a lot from Spend Matters recently on the launch of its brand new concept in assessing solution providers: Spend Matters SolutionMap℠ […]

Coupa Completes Trade Extensions Deal

Yesterday, Coupa completed the purchase of Trade Extensions, the sourcing optimisation software firm. We wrote about the deal here when it was first announced, and […]

Breaking News! Ivalua Raises $70 Million from KKR

Ivalua, a market-leading Spend Management software company, headquartered in California and Paris, today announces it has raised a $70 million growth equity minority funding from […]